Just as face-to-face connections are key to customer satisfaction, what happens behind the scenes at Student Transportation Inc. is integral to the safety and overall success of our fleet. The backbone of an efficient, enjoyable transportation experience is a strong Operations Team. At STI, local managers have full autonomy. What happens when you feel empowered to make your own decisions? You’re more committed to, and have more of a say in, your career and your future.
The goal of STI’s professional Maintenance Team is to partner with every level of management to ensure we are providing maximum vehicle safety and reliability. STI also has a Maintenance Council comprised of managers and other regional leadership with experience in the areas of preventive maintenance, repair, warranty reclamation, and manufacturer recommendations. The Council is committed to these tasks and to preserving the safety and health of our passengers, employees, and the communities in which we serve.
There’s more to a mechanic’s job than the wheels on the bus. From engine performance and warning lights to windshield wipers and onboard technology, each and every part of our vehicles contribute to our reliability, safety, and on-time performance. Therefore, the value we put in the knowledge and training of Student Transportation Inc.’s Maintenance Team is immeasurable. Because they are vital to the safety of our vehicles, mechanics receive regular in-service training to ensure they remain current with vehicle manufacturer standards. In addition, they are encouraged to increase their proficiency by participating in STI's Advancement Through Commitment program, which sponsors mechanics interested in earning their ASE Master School Bus Technician Certification. STI’s Maintenance Team is among the safest and most respected in the industry with more than half achieving this esteemed standing.
Our people are positive role models for the more than one million children we transport every day.